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The Jewelry Trends of 2021 That You’ll Want to Add to Your Wardrobe

Jewelry Trends

Each season, I study the runways to find the latest and greatest trends for you to try! For ALL of the fashion trends for spring/summer 2021 be sure to check out this post. I wanted to take it a step further now and share the jewelry trends of 2021! Switching out your accessories is a super easy (and fun) way to look more stylish and try out trends! It is also typically more budget-friendly. Let’s dive in…

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Trend #1 | Layered Necklaces

Layering necklaces has been on trend for a while and it’s easily my favorite. I layer my necklaces all the time. Above, I’m wearing a chic B initial necklace by Oscar de le Renta and a shorter chunky gold geometric necklace by Tohum. Both of these necklaces are gorgeous on their own. But when you layer them, it elevates whatever outfit you’re wearing. If you’re worried about how to layer your necklaces, Express has beautiful pre-layered options! The necklaces I’m wearing are a little pricey, but you can find less expensive options here and here.

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Trend #2 | Chains & Links

Chunky chains and links aka "paperclip-style" are another trend that has been around since at least fall of last year. We’re seeing chains and links on bags, shoes, and in jewelry. And the chunkier, the better. For a more wearable way to wear them, look for a subtle chain necklace or linked earrings. I’ve included a few favorites below.
Alexander McQueen Double Chain Choker
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Ben-Amun Double Chain Link Bracelet
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Elizabeth Cole Libby Curb Chain Earrings
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Chan Luu Chain Link Earrings
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Express Three Row Rope Oval and Paperclip Chain Necklace
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Kendra Scott Ryder Wrap Ring
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Trend #3 | Modern Pearls

Pretty much any style of pearl is “in” right now. These aren’t your grandmother’s pearls though. Think layered pearls, mismatched pearls, misshapen pearls on gold chains, etc. Basically, anything with pearls is fair game. But I think you can do it in a really chic and sophisticated way with these pieces…
Alighieri Tales of the Sea Necklace
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Julie Vos Cassis Ring
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Monica Vinader Nura Biwa Pearl Charm Bracelet
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Elizabeth Cole Irene Pearl Chain Necklace
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Halogen Imitation Pearl Linear Drop Hoop Earrings
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Express Two Row Cubic Zirconia Pearl Drop Necklace
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Trend #4 | Statement Earrings

Huge, oversized drop earrings were all over the runways in London and Paris. It seems like more is more when it comes to this trend. I prefer my jewelry be a little more subtle. But if statement earrings are your jam, this trend is for you!
Tohum Bonda Loophole Drop Earrings
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Stella + Ruby Leaf Dangle Earrings
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SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Crystal Sunburst Drop Earrings
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Alighieri La Jetée Arranged Pearl Earrings
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Elizabeth Cole Rhiannon Earrings
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J. Crew Raffia Fan Earrings
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Trend #5 | Textured Metals

Textured metals, particularly hammered metal is really popular right now. Hammered gold, silver, and copper were all over the runways on earrings, cuffs, and necklaces. The Valentino bracelet below is just one chic example of this hammered metal trend.
Valentino Hammered Metal Rockstud Cuff
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Monica Vinader Siren Muse Wide Ring
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Maison Monik Créole Alba Earrings
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Gorjana Jax Large Bracelet
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Soko Nyundo Stacking Rings
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Express Hammered Gold Trapezoid Earrings
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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of well over 1 million dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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7 thoughts on “The Jewelry Trends of 2021 That You’ll Want to Add to Your Wardrobe

  1. Hi erIn
    I hear your pain. Some days/weeks/months are like that. Sometimes Just GETTING to the end Of the day is enough to celebrate. You are pretty hard on youRself. Many women find that once we are in our fifties we find more peace and acceptance. In the meantime, you do need Some self-affirming coping strategieS. Wish i could take you out for coffee and a hUg; you need it.

  2. Hi Erin, love your VIDEOS/youtube channel and your fashion adviCe. I’m a young 56 year old. Will you do a video Commenting on the NY fashion show? Thank fOr all you do. ????

  3. I’m 53 and just can’t see myself in this huge jewelry. maybe a statement piece here and there. I do like belts and I can definitely incorporate a cool oversized belt into my wardrobe! That’s actually exciting for me! The huge hoops? meh. I’ve always been a hoop person but the new trend just doesn’t fit my style. Thanks for the always informative style choices that are up and coming or already here! You’re the best!

  4. Hey Love,
    I have never been comfortable in over sized, chunky jewelry. I am petite and prefer smaller pieces that are not overwhelming. However, I wear large hoops all the time.

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